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Dr. Samuel C. Riccillo

October 23, 1944 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 76)


Dr. Samuel C. Riccillo, Ph.D., On February 15, 2021, we lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, & uncle Samuel Charles Riccillo. He was born on October 23, 1944 in Pueblo, Colorado. He was predeceased by brother, Louis (Cookie) Riccillo; mother, Josephine (Bellitti) Riccillo; father, Joseph Riccillo. He leaves behind his wife, Claudine (Vigil) Riccillo; daughter Michele (Riccillo) Coates and her husband James Coates; son, Joseph Riccillo and his wife Alexandra (Caldera) Riccillo; He also leaves behind grandchildren; Cameron Coates, Emily Coates, Samuel Riccillo, Dominic Riccillo, and Leonardo Riccillo; niece, Joanne Riccillo (Jason, Natalie and Owen); brother, Deacon Ed (Glenna) Riccillo; and many friends, loved ones and extended family members.

Sam was a force to be reckoned with. All who knew and loved him can speak to his humor, intelligence, and way with words. Sam was a man of science, a professor, and a man who put love of family above all else.



Visitation 2pm- 4 pm Sunday, Angelus Chapel 

Mass 10a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mask required. Limited seating due to gathering restrictions. 

A celebration of life is also planned for a future date.

The family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory to the St. Joseph’s Indian School:

The family is also asking those who wish to do so to please visit his online memorial at and leave a story or favorite memory. We would like to collect those remembrances to be able to share them at his celebration and to continue to feel his undeniable presence. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. Samuel C. Riccillo, please visit our floral store.


February 21, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Angelus Chapel
1102 E. Evans Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Funeral Mass
February 22, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1145 South Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81006

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